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Young Women’s Hebrew Association (Everett, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-514

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a fragile ledger with membership names and dues paid, receipts from Filenes, Jordan Marsh, and other Boston businesses, and membership application cards and a list of suspended members. Items in this collection belonged to Sara S. Schwartz, who was the treasurer at the time these records were created.

Dates

  • undated, 1919-1926

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Historical Note

Little history is known about the Young Women's Hebrew Association in Everett, Massachusetts. The first YWHA was organized in New York City in 1902 and soon grew nationally, with branches in several states. The YWHA of New England, which the Everett chapter was most likely a part of, was organized in 1913. It is unknown when the Everett chapter was started or dissolved.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. Kaufman, David E.. "Young Women's Hebrew Association." Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. 20 March 2009.
  3. Jewish Women's Archive. June 24, 2011 (http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/young-womens-hebrew-association).

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

Little history is known about the Young Women's Hebrew Association in Everett, Massachusetts. The first YWHA was organized in New York City in 1902 and soon grew nationally, with branches in several states. The YWHA of New England, which the Everett chapter was most likely a part of, was organized in 1913. It is unknown when the Everett chapter was started or dissolved. This collection contains a fragile ledger with membership names and dues paid; receipts from Filenes, Jordan Marsh, and other Boston businesses; and, membership application cards and a list of suspended members. Items in this collection belonged to Sara S. Schwartz, who was a treasurer.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ruth Feinsilver Wolf in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Stephanie Call, 2011
Title
Guide to the Young Women’s Hebrew Association (Everett, Mass.) Records, I-514
Author
Processed by Stephanie Call
Date
2011
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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